Savola mobility project almost complete
Riyadh, November 20, 2012
The Savola Group has announced the completion of 90 per cent of its Universal Accessibility Project, an initiative that covers all of its operating companies.
Launched last January and expected to be completed by end of this year, the project, a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to ensure the mobility of employees and customers with disabilities within the various buildings and facilities of its operating companies and factories, is now nearing completion.
Working at full capacity, Almodon Urban Consultancy on Universal Design and Accessibility, the company contracted to implement the project across Savola’s three core sectors; Food, Retail and Plastics, completed its Plastics sector work at the Savola Packaging Company located in the Industrial City, Jeddah, in only 71 days and handed over the project in September.
In the Food sector, Almodon handed over the Afia International Company project in October, while project work at the United Sugar Company in Jeddah Islamic Port is expected to be finished by the end of this month.
“We are delighted with the process in which our Universal Accessibility project has progressed, especially since it is indicative of the keenness of all concerned to make life easier for our customers and employees with disabilities,” said Dr. Abdulraouf Mannaa, group managing director of the Savola Group. “By making our facilities accessibility friendly according to international standards we are enhancing the mobility of our customers and opening up a new world of career opportunities for this very important segment of Saudi society.” – TradeArabia News Service